Justice Betty Weinberg Ellerin, senior counsel in the firm’s New York office, is among 16 individuals receiving a lifetime achievement award from the New York Law Journal this year.
Justice Weinberg Ellerin served more than 20 years as an Appellate Division jurist. She was the first woman appointed as Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York for the New York City Courts, where she was responsible for the operation of all the trial courts within the city. Following that position, she became the first woman appointed as Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York (First Department) and as Presiding Justice again as the first, and to date, only woman to so serve.
Justice Weinberg Ellerin recently sat down for an interview to discuss her achievements, her current efforts and what she has planned on the horizon.